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stephen leslie
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September 18, 2021 · in Aviation · · 7 · 2.4K

Here are some pictures of my latest WNW build.

I have included some "work in progress" shots in case anyone finds it interesting to see how I went about it.

The speckle finish, whilst simple looking, is one of the most challenging airbrush tasks I have yet attempted. All the colours are as recommended in the instructions but I did dull them down a bit during the weathering and matte coat process as they looked a little stark to my eye.

All the leather and woodwork is done with oils over an acrylic base.

I also used the excellent Aviattic five colour lozenge set for the wing surfaces and Gaspatch turnbuckles to anchor the rigging.

Otherwise it's built completely out of the box.

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7 responses

  1. You must have been a bundle of nerves spraying that scheme. I wouldn't relax till it was done.


  2. What an outstanding result, out of a meticulous and seemingly long job, Stephen!
    This is such a fantastic model and I loved the in-progress shots, as well!

  3. A real monks work of patience Stephen. These models are a whole class by themselves and you give it worthy credit in this amazing build.

  4. Splendid work, superb scale modeling Stephen, @steve. 🙂

  5. Beautiful result. That fuselage does look daunting. But you did overcome.

  6. Awesome build, Stephen @steve
    Great paintwork.

  7. Nice work mate. I have the same model in my stash, and I hope to gain the same result.

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